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Terror in the city of champions murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit by Tom Stanton

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Black Legion,
  • Murder,
  • Baseball,
  • Professional sports,
  • History

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Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of thousands of members in the Midwest, among them politicians and notable citizens--even, possibly, a beloved Detroit athlete. When Deans revelations explode, they all seek cover. Award-winning author Tom Stanton"s stunning work of history, crime, and sports, weaves together the terror of the Legion with the magnificent athletic ascension of Detroit. Richly portraying 1930s America, and featuring figures like Louis, the country"s most famous black man; Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg; anti-Semitic Henry Ford; radio priest Father Coughlin; and J. Edgar Hoover, Terror in the City of Champions is a rollicking true tale set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index.

StatementTom Stanton
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6534.D6 S73 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27210729M
ISBN 101493015702
ISBN 109781493015702
LC Control Number2015043482
OCLC/WorldCa919237250

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